I started the month of February off on a beautiful ska note. Local Dan P & The Bricks (of Mu330 fame), ska veterans The Toasters, and the legendary Mustard Plug were set to play a rocking show at Slim’s in Sam Francisco.
Due to public transit delays and issues at the door, I missed the Potthast. I fret not, because the Missouri transplant is set to play an amazing show with Japanese ska band Kemuri in April, who is playing in the US for the first time in 17 years. Dan P. released a solo album last year “My Living Room” that will be released on vinyl next month through Asian Man.
Next to the stage was The Toasters. What is to say about the Two-Tone Army that hasn’t already been said. They rock and get that dance floor bouncing. The band has been touring around the US, so don’t be stupid and go see them! The Toasters last released a seven-inch “House of Soul” through Megalith last year.
This was my very first Mustard Plug show, despite being a fan for well over a decade. I was pumped, and the guys delivered. I love ska shows and this one took the cake. Smiles, skanking, and ripping brass are the stuff I dream about. The band’s last album, “Can’t Contain It”, was released last January through No Idea.
Check out shots from the night’s festivities below.